Yuyuan GardenCurrently Closed
- Address: 218号 Anren St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +86-2163260830
- Ticket Price: 40 CNY
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Yuyuan Garden or the Yu Garden is another commonly frequented tourist destination in Shanghai. Situated in the northeastern part of the ‘Old City’, this garden attracts a lot of foreign tourists on an annual basis.
The history connected with the construction of this garden is quite bittersweet in nature. Built in 1577, this garden took up a huge amount of resources during the rule of the Ming Dynasty. The Pan family undertook the construction of this garden, which is by all means astoundingly beautiful, also led to the bankruptcy and ruin of the Pan family.
The design of the garden is such that the six different areas are separated by ’dragon walls’. These walls are characterized by gray colored tiled ridges and these walls end in the fashion of a dragon’s head.
Do not miss the Magnificent Jade Rock which is the star attraction here. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Shanghai Itinerary 5 Days.
- CNY 30 (1st July - 31st Aug; 1st Dec - the next 31 Mar)
- Closed on Occasion.
- Take bus 11, 26, 64, 304, 736, 801, 920, 926, 930 and get off at Xinbeimen (Renmin Road Lishui Road) Station.
- Take City Sightseeing Bus and get off at Yuyuan Garden.
- People 6
- Chinese Yang's Fried Dumplings
- Fast food
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74.41% of people who visit Shanghai include Yuyuan Garden in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52.75% of people start their Yuyuan Garden visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Yuyuan Garden
94.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yuyuan Garden
Getting there: - Yu Garden/ Yu4 Yuan2/ 豫园 is the walled gardens INSIDE the bazaar. Do not get confused and visit only the touristy stores without entering the gorgeous walled garden! - From the bazaar entrance, you'll pass by several stores before coming to a clearing of sorts and also see the huge lake within with pretty fountains and real swans. You got to turn left at a corner to get to the main entrance of the walled garden. Things to take note: - Tickets can be purchased at the glass counters at 40rmb per adult. Or half price for elderly or students. - Opening hours are 8.45am to 4.20pm. Don't go too late! Interesting points: - Built in 1500s by a rich guy for his dad. It's probably their holiday home. All two hectares (20,000sqm) of it. - Other than the numerous rooms built for so many different functions and gorgeous landscape within, the main highlight is a rock which they've excavated from the river! And transformed it into a "fake mountain" or mini cliff within the gardens! And all these done a few centuries ago! And every single tile and rock carving in there has a certain meaning and imported from the best of its time. How can you not marvel at their sense of engineering, geology, architectural sense of beauty, harmony, extremely intricate details and obviously the grandeur of it all coming together. You will enjoy it if you appreciate it once you get the right perspective of how magnificent it was when it was built, and still is today!
Very interesting place. U can find so different chineese food. The only negative thing is that someone approaches to you and asks "do u want watches and bags) constantly.
Old Teahouse next to Yuan garden
Garden is a lovely tranquil area unexpectedly set right in the middle of a busy district in central Shanghai. For a relatively small place there is lots to see. Rockeries (look out for the famous Jade rock) / pavilions / ponds and ancient trees. After visiting the gardens spend some time in the surrounding bazaar (good to also see at night fully lit up).
It's a beautiful garden, it's a great museum, it's a marvelous restaurant, it's a place from Heaven, I guess! Bravo, people from China!